Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

We are assuming with the lower lake level, ash falling from fires and all the other unusual weather circumstance it is efficient the bass bite. Bluegill were biting on red worms form the docks around the lake. Catfish hit on a mackerel but it’s a slow game. The locals that fish for crappie every year this time are not having the same lug as usual. Switching up colors of jigs helps a tiny but but it it really slow as well for this species.

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